U-M has a stated goal of reaching carbon neutrality.
The question is: How and When?
Michael R. Moore, Professor of Environmental Economics, and Samuel Stolper, Assistant Professor and Environmental and Energy Economist, assess several possible emission-reduction projects to demonstrate certain principles related to CO2 abatement costs. They make recommendations on how the university can cost-effectively set an ambitious time path for achieving carbon neutrality within the next five years.
- Abatement costs vary substantially; some projects are quite expensive, others are quite cheap.
- Scale matters; large-scale renewable projects are much cheaper than small-scale projects like rooftop solar.
- Location matters; solar projects in the southern United States are much cheaper than those in the north.
NOTE: THIS IS A BROWN BAG LUNCH
(lunch is NOT provided).
This event is free and open to the public.